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Written answers

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

  • Department of An Taoiseach
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • Carer's Allowance Eligibility
      38. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on whether in cases in which one parent is in receipt of carer's allowance for a child and then passes away, the...
    • Pensions Reform
      44. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to reform the pension system; her further plans to address the anomaly in the calculation of the contributory...
    • Programme for Government Initiatives
      45. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the working family payment that the Government is committed to introducing as outlined in the programme for...
    • Money Advice and Budgeting Service Reports
      47. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on a submission (details supplied) from the MABS national management forum; her plans to deal with this issue; and...
    • Child Poverty
      48. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to tackle child poverty; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39587/17]
    • JobPath Data
      49. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons who have been referred to JobPath since its inception; the number of persons that have received a...
    • Public Services Card
      50. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the specific legal basis for withholding or denying social welfare payments, including pensions and child benefit, in cases in...
    • Social Enterprise Sector
      51. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department has investigated the development of social enterprise projects to create employment opportunities for...
    • JobPath Programme
      52. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to review the JobPath programme in view of the ongoing decline in the live register and the level of unemployment...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Data
      55. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in County Wexford who do not receive a full contributory pension payment due to 2012 band changes; and...
    • Job Creation
      56. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the way in which she plans to address the unemployment blackspots in County Limerick as outlined by the recent CSO census data...
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications
      57. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the actions being taken by her Department to tackle long waiting times for the processing of domiciliary care allowance; and...
    • State Pension (Contributory)
      58. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to address anomalies in the State pension which are leading to reduced State pension payments for those without the...
    • Pensions Reform
      59. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the timeframe for publishing an action plan on pension reform; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39644/17]
    • Public Services Card Data
      60. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she is satisfied that the introduction of the public services card will adhere to the highest standard of data protection;...
    • Rent Supplement Scheme Administration
      62. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will disregard means testing of maintenance payments with rent allowance; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Public Services Card
      63. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a cost benefit analysis was carried out by her Department regarding the public services card; if so, the date on which this...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      65. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of introducing a weekly €20 cost of disability payment; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Public Services Card
      66. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on making the public services card compulsory for availing of public services; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Community Employment Schemes Administration
      67. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will allow persons seeking employment who have been awarded a place on a community scheme or Tús but not yet...
    • Homemakers Scheme
      68. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will extend the homemakers scheme of contributory pensioners pre-1994 by reversing budget 2012; and if she will make a...
    • Child Poverty
      69. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps she will take to meet targets on reducing child poverty; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39642/17]
    • Back to Education Allowance Eligibility
      70. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on whether persons seeking employment wishing to upskill by completing a postgraduate degree are treated fairly by...
    • JobPath Programme
      71. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the concerns raised regrading the impact that JobPath is having on community employment...
    • Child Poverty
      72. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on whether Ireland will reach the child specific poverty target that is set out in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures...
  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • Taoiseach's Communications
      74. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his telephone conversation with President el-Sisi of Egypt regarding a person (details supplied). [39631/17]
    • Cabinet Committees
      75. To ask the Taoiseach the number and titles of Cabinet committees; if they will meet regularly; and if he will chair each one. [39665/17]
    • Departmental Staff Data
      76. To ask the Taoiseach the number of political staff employed in his Department, including parliamentary assistants, secretarial assistants, special advisers, drivers and other relevant...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      78. To ask the Taoiseach the annual percentage of non-commercial State-sponsored bodies staff under the remit of his Department that were women in each of the years 2010 to 2016 and to date in...
    • Departmental Banking
      81. To ask the Taoiseach the cost his Department incurred in each of the past five years due to debit and credit card payment services and banking fees; and the financial institutions to which...
    • Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements
      82. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with Mr. Philip Hammond on 31 August 2017. [39030/17]
    • Trade Missions
      83. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent trade mission to Canada; if he will further report on his meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau; and the issues that were discussed. [39031/17]
    • Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements
      84. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his trip to County Donegal; and if a member of GIS or the strategic communications unit travelled with him. [39032/17]
    • Strategic Communications Unit
      85. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the strategic communications unit in his Department; and the way in which it will relate to each Government Department. [39034/17]
    • Departmental Staff Data
      86. To ask the Taoiseach the number of persons employed as policy, special and communications advisers that are not civil servants. [39035/17]
    • Departmental Communications
      95. To ask the Taoiseach the person responsible for his weekly messages on social media; and if these are arranged by party staff rather than those employed in his Department. [39044/17]
    • Community Development Projects
      98. To ask the Taoiseach the estimated cost of the works to be undertaken as part of the Dublin north inner city project. [39047/17]
    • Public Services Card
      99. To ask the Taoiseach if the or bodies and agencies under the remit of his Department plan to make services or payments dependent on the mandatory use and production of the public services...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      100. To ask the Taoiseach the expenditure savings that are earmarked for his Department for 2018 that are not accounted for in the mid-year expenditure report or are not included in the fiscal...
    • Central Statistics Office Reports
      102. To ask the Taoiseach the likely publication date of Irish Life Tables 17 by the Central Statistics Office. [39063/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      104. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the re-organisation of his Department and its role in the State's response to Brexit. [39065/17]
    • Brexit Staff
      105. To ask the Taoiseach the number of vacancies in his Department for Brexit-related roles; and the expected date for these roles to be filled. [39074/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      108. To ask the Taoiseach the level of construction inflation that has been experienced by his Department in the 18 months to September 2017 in respect of construction projects; the way in which...
    • Brexit Data
      109. To ask the Taoiseach the number of times the Brexit committee within his Department has met since 14 June 2017; and the dates of those meetings. [39082/17]
    • Office of Director of Public Prosecutions
      110. To ask the Taoiseach the annual Exchequer funding provided to the Director of Public Prosecutions in each of the past ten years and to date in 2017, in tabular form. [38446/17]
    • Commissions of Investigation
      111. To ask the Taoiseach the cost of the Commission of Investigation into Irish Bank Resolution Corporation. [38527/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      112. To ask the Taoiseach if the fact that the Government would not be bringing forward proposals on a border on the island of Ireland was mentioned when he met Prime Minister May in June 2017 or...
    • Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements
      115. To ask the Taoiseach if he commenced formal meetings with the church leaders under the structured dialogue process. [39095/17]
    • Departmental Operations
      117. To ask the Taoiseach if he has made changes to sections of his Department since assuming office. [39098/17]
    • Taoiseach's Communications
      119. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his telephone conversation with President el-Sisi of Egypt in August 2017. [39105/17]
    • Trade Strategy
      120. To ask the Taoiseach further to his announcement in Toronto regarding doubling Ireland's global footprint by 2025, the way in which this will be achieved; and if finances will be made...
    • Quarterly National Household Survey
      121. To ask the Taoiseach the reason the Quarter 2 2017 figures for the Quarterly National Household Survey have been rescheduled. [38309/17]
    • Tribunals of Inquiry Expenditure
      122. To ask the Taoiseach the expenditure in 2016 and in 2017 on the Moriarty tribunal; and if he will report on the areas of expenditure and the amount, for example of legal fees and so on....
    • Enterprise Data
      123. To ask the Taoiseach the average enterprise start-up rate in each EU country as measured by new companies started as a percentage of total companies in a given year; and if he will provide...
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
    • Brexit Issues
      124. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on a Brexit regional adjustment fund to provide the regions with new trade routes and to upgrade existing ones; and if she...
    • Work Permits Applications
      125. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if an application for a work permit can be reviewed in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on...
    • IDA Ireland Portfolio
      126. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the ownership status of an IDA Ireland site (details supplied) in County Galway; the lease agreement on the site; if a lease agreement...
    • Research Funding
      127. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department conducted an analysis on the TRL status of research projects funding by agencies under its aegis. [39159/17]
    • Institutes of Technology
      128. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department has carried out an analysis of the impact of SME research supports developed in institutes of technology with aid...
    • Workplace Safety
      129. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of reports that have been made to the Health and Safety Authority since the beginning of 2017 regarding unsafe climbing and...
    • Health and Safety Authority
      130. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of whole-time equivalents qualified to conduct workplace inspections that are employed by the Health and Safety Authority;...
    • Research Funding Data
      131. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of SMEs that have undertaken applied research in conjunction with a funded agency or institution under the aegis of her...
    • Action Plan for Jobs
      133. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to the recently released live register reduction figures, what additional efforts she will make to ensure that the Action Plan...
    • Research Funding Data
      134. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers funded by the agencies under her aegis in each of the past ten years, in...
    • Workplace Safety
      136. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the investigations undertaken and disciplinary measures imposed by the HAS against construction companies where those companies have...
    • Industrial Relations
      137. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the Labour Court recommendation not to include travel time in the upcoming...
    • Work Permits Data
      138. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for the number of work permits issued to Israeli citizens in each of years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017. [39543/17]
    • Consumer Protection
      139. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if EU regulations or national legislation is in place which obliges electrical retailers to stock spare parts for products they are...
    • Construction Sector Strategy
      141. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to give legal effect to the proposed sectoral employment order for the construction sector; if the legal obligation to...
    • Brexit Issues
      143. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of Be Prepared grants granted to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39870/17]
  • Department of Finance
    • Foreign Direct Investment
      145. To ask the Minister for Finance the way in which his Department is co-ordinating or overseeing Ireland's response to possible or pending changes to the US trade and tax policy as outlined in...
    • Tax Credits
      146. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a single person's child carer credit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39145/17]
    • Corporation Tax
      147. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has informed European Commission President Juncker that he will oppose the proposal to drop the unanimity requirement in relation to the proposed common...
    • Sale of State Assets
      148. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the proposal by the Congress of Trade Unions that the proceeds from the sale of shares in a bank (details supplied) should go towards solving the...
    • Banks Recapitalisation
      149. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of moneys used to recapitalise Irish banks specifically for the purpose of dealing with owner-occupier and buy-to-let mortgage debt; and if he will...
    • Property Tax Administration
      150. To ask the Minister for Finance the studies his Department has undertaken in respect of the changes in residential property values and the re-examination of property taxation in 2019; and if...
    • Motor Insurance Costs
      151. To ask the Minister for Finance the measures he is taking to help persons who are experiencing high motor insurance premiums; his views on whether these measures are seeing positive results;...
    • State Savings Schemes
      152. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has given consideration to establishing special savings schemes in State financial institutions and credit unions whereby older persons would be...
    • Public Sector Pensions
      153. To ask the Minister for Finance if public sector pension contributions are included in the calculation of item three in table three of the tax expenditure review headed "employees...
    • Brexit Issues (1 comment)
      154. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to implement measures to protect local manufacturers in view of the adverse effects of Brexit on the economy (details supplied). [39269/17]
    • Motor Insurance Regulation
      155. To ask the Minister for Finance the status of resolving the outstanding claims associated with a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39279/17]
    • Tax Code
      156. To ask the Minister for Finance the revenue that would be raised if a cap was introduced for companies to allow for a maximum write off of depreciation...
    • Corporation Tax Regime
      158. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on recent EU tax proposals backed by France, Germany, Spain and Italy which would see big multinationals taxed on turnover as opposed to the...
    • Credit Union Mergers
      159. To ask the Minister for Finance the procedure for membership involvement in credit union mergers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39323/17]
    • Fiscal Policy
      162. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether a margin of compliance (details supplied) is appropriate; and his plans to alter this margin of compliance in advance of budget day....
    • Property Tax Data
      164. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of properties which are currently liable for the property tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39332/17]
    • Revenue Commissioners Enforcement Activity
      165. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of transactions that have been reported to the Revenue Commissioners by obliged promoters since the introduction of the Mandatory Disclosure of...
    • Property Tax Data
      166. To ask the Minister for Finance the breakdown of local property tax, LPT, which is deferred on the basis of inability to pay by local authority; the total income from interest in 2015, 2016...
    • Mortgage Lending
      167. To ask the Minister for Finance the affordability criteria that are considered by banks for a person buying their second home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39399/17]
    • Tax Data
      168. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons who on receipt of a lump sum at retirement exceeded their tax free lump sum threshold of €200,000 in each of the years 2014...
    • Universal Social Charge
      169. To ask the Minister for Finance the estimated full year cost of abolishing the USC for all income earners earning under €100,000 in 2018 while maintaining it as it is for all income...
    • Tax Code
      170. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason special needs assistants are not entitled to claim flat rate expenses; his plans to extend flat rate expenses to cover persons such as special...
    • Tax Collection
      171. To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of tax in dispute by band; and the number of cases in each band, in tabular form. [39468/17]
    • Tax Data
      172. To ask the Minister for Finance the length of time that persons have been waiting for a hearing since they lodged their appeal, by year, in tabular form. [39469/17]
    • IBRC Liquidation
      175. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 133 of 11 September 2017, if he will provide copies of all minutes of meetings between his Department and the special...
    • Employment Investment Incentive Scheme
      180. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of applications received under the employment and investment incentive scheme in each year of its existence; the number of applications approved...
    • Flood Risk Assessments
      181. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will instruct insurance companies to reassess the risk of flooding based on the Office of Public Works flood risk maps for the area of Abberley,...
    • Insurance Fraud
      182. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider recommending that insurance companies show the actual cost of insurance fraud on each individual insurance premium, in view of the fact...
    • Interest Rates
      183. To ask the Minister for Finance the action being taken to reduce variable interest rates in the banking sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39652/17]
    • Credit Union Regulation
      184. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that core credit unions have taken a vote to expel members who have less than €10 in their account; and if...
    • Economic Competitiveness
      186. To ask the Minister for Finance the policies he is implementing to ensure that the State remains competitive; the number of recommendations that are being implemented from the most recent...
    • Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
      187. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has met the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council recently; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39747/17]
    • Budget Statement
      188. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider introducing a VAT compensation scheme to provide relief from VAT if only on a partial basis initially on activities undertaken by...
    • Data Protection
      189. To ask the Minister for Finance the instances in which customer data was lost or misplaced by banks (details supplied); if such instances were referred to the Data Protection Commissioner;...
    • Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme
      190. To ask the Minister for Finance the reason an organisation (details supplied) is deemed ineligible for the disabled drivers and disabled passengers scheme; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      191. To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the difficulty faced by some home owners along river banks and flood prone areas in obtaining home insurance; his plans to...
    • Brexit Issues
      193. To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 214 of 11 September 2017, if the Revenue Commissioners have assessed the additional resources which would be required if...
    • European Banking Authority
      195. To ask the Minister for Finance the proposals put forward as part of the State's bid to host the European Banking Authority to ensure the retention of specialised staff; and if he will make...
    • Mortgage Interest Rates
      196. To ask the Minister for Finance if banks (details supplied) allow their existing mortgage customers on a variable interest rate linked to their loan-to-value ratio or on a loan-to-value...
    • Home Renovation Incentive Scheme Applications
      197. To ask the Minister for Finance if the rebate due to a person (details supplied) under the home renovation scheme will be paid in full; and the reason for the delay in this payment. [39905/17]
    • NAMA Loan Book Value
      198. To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding the par value of the remaining loans held by NAMA; the number of employees NAMA has; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • NAMA Operations
      199. To ask the Minister for Finance the redundancy scheme operated by NAMA; the number of staff that availed of the redundancy scheme; the overall cost to the agency; and if he will make a...
    • Tax Data
      200. To ask the Minister for Finance the number and percentage of income earners and income tax cases that pay the different rates of income tax; the number and percentage of income earners and...
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
    • Departmental Properties
      201. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Central Mental Hospital site is in the ownership of the Office of Public Works; and if so, the legal framework under which the...
    • Public Sector Staff Redeployment
      204. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason an organisation (details supplied) is not on the list of organisations with which his Department allows a transfer of service...
    • Waterways Issues
      205. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the river at a location (details supplied) will be cleaned. [39141/17]
    • Flood Relief Schemes Status
      206. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of a flood protection scheme (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39254/17]
    • Office of Public Works Properties
      209. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the OPW will take back possession of the car park for the new Drogheda courthouse; if the OPW will expedite discussions with Louth...
    • Garda Station Closures
      210. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if premises (details supplied) could be leased to a local youth group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39894/17]
  • Department of Education and Skills
    • Student Grant Scheme Expenditure
      211. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to increase student funding over the next four years to at least the average rate of other high income western European EU countries;...
    • National Risk Assessment
      212. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the role his Department has in co-ordinating Departments' responses to the risks outlined in the national assessment report on risks,...
    • School Transport Provision
      213. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the school transport of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39592/17]
    • Departmental Agencies Data
      214. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the names of all persons who served as chairperson and ordinary members of FÁS from 2012 until its dissolution; the amount of remuneration,...
    • School Transport Administration
      215. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the €160 million paid by his Department to Bus Éireann in 2017 in view of the fact that no service level...
    • Departmental Funding
      216. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 345 of 26 July 2017, if he will provide a copy of the most recent year end report to his Department in...
    • School Accommodation
      220. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number and location of all vacant schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39195/17]
    • Site Acquisitions
      221. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the building unit within his Department will consider buying a permanent site in the city of Limerick as a matter of urgency to house Limerick...
    • Higher Education Institutions
      222. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has requested an analysis of the status of research infrastructure within higher education institutes, HEIs; his plans for reviewing and...
    • Special Educational Needs Service Provision
      223. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway was not offered a school place in Galway city and has to travel every day to school in...
    • Apprenticeship Data
      224. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of apprentices in block laying, plastering and bricklaying that commenced their apprenticeships in each of the past ten years; and if...
    • Fire Safety Regulations
      225. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when his attention was drawn to fire safety concerns in schools (details supplied); the actions being taken to rectify this situation; and if he...
    • Gaelscoil Issues
      226. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department carried out a study on the establishment of a support centre within his Department to enable the transition of English medium...
    • Oideachas Gaeltachta
      227. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills an mbeidh an clár dátheangach um Thacaíocht Naisc (Droichead) á chur ar fáil d’iar-bhunscoileanna gaeltachta ar...
    • Oideachas trí Ghaeilge
      229. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills cén toradh a bhí ar an scéim phíolótach páirt-tumoideachais a luaitear i dtuarascáil bhliantúil de chuid...
    • Student Universal Support Ireland Administration
      230. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students who have been below the threshold for the special rate of maintenance grant in each of the years 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016...
    • Fire Safety
      231. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of primary schools that have requested funding from his Department to carry out fire safety works in the past three years by county,...
    • Fire Safety Regulations
      232. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when fire safety concerns were identified at a school (details supplied); the actions taken; when they were taken to deal with these concerns;...
    • Student Assistance Fund
      233. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the tax relief or financial support available to a person (details supplied) going back to college for a four-year course. [39328/17]
    • DEIS Data
      234. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new schools that have been included in the DEIS scheme; and the number of schools that no longer qualify which have been excluded....
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      235. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the timeframe for the delivery of the planned education campus at Ballinrea, Carrigaline, County Cork; when he expects the project to go to...
    • School Transport Availability
      238. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of concessionary places available with existing transport providers under the school transport scheme for children in County Louth for...
    • School Transport Data
      239. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of children with special educational needs that applied to the school transport scheme in County Louth for the 2017-2018 school year...
    • State Examinations Appeals
      241. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the timeframe for the leaving certificate appeals process does not take cognisance of the CAO timeline (details supplied); and if he...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      243. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current and future plans concerning a school (details supplied) with regard to an extension, replacement and relocation; and if he will make...
    • Residential Institutions Redress Scheme
      244. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 204 of 27 June 2017, when the review of Caranua will be published; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • School Costs
      245. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the practice of secondary schools contracting out the setting of mock junior certificate and leaving certificate papers in addition...
    • Education Costs
      246. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on extra costs being imposed on parents of children attending post-primary schools such as charges for transition year activities; and...
    • School Enrolments
      247. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the guidelines or legal requirements in place to prevent a child being unenrolled from one school to be enrolled in another school by a parent or...
    • Special Educational Needs
      248. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if accommodations can be made in order to arrange a donation to the Special Education Support Service (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • School Admissions
      249. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of primary school classes that have 30 or more students for the 2017-2018 academic year and the 2016-2017 academic year respectively,...
    • School Funding
      250. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for further funding for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39637/17]
    • Higher Education Courses Applications
      251. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if accommodations can be made with the Central Applications Office in order to allow a person (details supplied) participate on their desired...
    • Departmental Properties
      252. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his Department’s interests in its lease of a school (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Residential Institutions
      253. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for a memorial to remember residential institution abuse victims as recommended in the 2009 Ryan report, in view of the fact that...
    • Schools Site Acquisitions
      254. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new site for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39736/17]
    • Schools Building Projects
      255. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding progress on a new school building project for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Schools Site Acquisitions
      257. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new site for a school (details supplied) as announced in November 2015; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Schools Building Projects
      258. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new secondary school for the Malahide and Portmarnock areas of County Dublin as announced in November 2015; if...
    • Schools Site Acquisitions
      260. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a permanent site for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39742/17]
    • School Transport Provision
      261. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding transport to a school (details supplied) in County Cork for children with special needs; the steps he will take to resolve...
    • Schools Site Acquisitions
      262. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the purchase of a site and the delivery of a new school building for a school (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will...
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      263. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has given consideration to include a third level education college (details supplied) to qualify for SUSI education grants; and if his...
    • Third Level Fees
      264. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the cost in 2018 for abolishing all third level fees, both capitation and tuition, for under graduate and post graduate. [39791/17]
    • Schools Designation
      265. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position in relation to a national school (details supplied) not being listed as a designated feeder school by his Department for a new...
    • School Transport
      266. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a request to provide school transport for a number of children from Mullinavat to New Ross; and if the applications for a place on...
    • School Enrolments
      267. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current and or expected position in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Kildare, with particular reference to recent low...
    • Schools Building Projects Applications
      268. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made to date in the consideration of a project to approve funding for a replacement school (details supplied); when the next step of...
    • Institutes of Technology Funding
      269. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when funding will be approved for a new science and engineering building in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology; and if he will make a statement...
    • Cóiríocht Scoile
      270. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills cén uair a cheadófar maoiniú chun athchóiriú a dhéanamh ar scoile (sonraí tugtha) agus chun síneadh a...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      271. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the extension planned for a secondary school (details supplied) in County Kildare which is included in his Department's building...
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      274. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the level of supports available through SUSI or other such sources for persons that were on jobseeker's payment but are commencing a level 9...
    • Schools Building Projects Status
      275. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a proposed building project at a school (details supplied); when this project will proceed to construction stage in view...
    • Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
      276. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a student is entitled to the maintenance component of the student grant in respect of a level 8 course on the national framework of...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Brexit Issues
      277. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the planned meetings with his European colleagues and officials to address Brexit related issues. [39077/17]
    • Good Friday Agreement
      278. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he or his Department are making plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. [39094/17]
    • Brexit Issues
      280. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the way in which his Department's officials are co-ordinating the latest round of Brexit meetings at EU level, particularly in relation to...
    • Passport Services
      281. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on including the names of parents on a child's passport on the observations page or elsewhere (details supplied); and if he will...
    • Departmental Expenditure
      283. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the cost of a report by consultants (details supplied) on barriers to returning Irish emigrants; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Northern Ireland
      284. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on progress in the talks with the British Government and with the political parties in Stormont in relation to the...
    • Undocumented Irish in the USA
      285. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the discussions he has had recently with the United States authorities in relation to the undocumented Irish; the visa proposals he has put...
    • Good Friday Agreement
      286. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the legal and constitutional obligations that the Government has under the Good Friday Agreement in relation to Northern Ireland and the...
    • Irish Prisoners Abroad
      287. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the case of a person (details supplied) in Egypt in view of the fact that there seemed to be positive progress during July and...
    • Foreign Conflicts
      288. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has discussed with his EU counterparts the situation in Myanmar; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39515/17]
    • EU Issues
      289. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on President Juncker's plan for a more united, stronger and democratic union, in particular plans in relation to further enhancing...
    • Human Rights
      291. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied) who went missing after the Argentine security forces evicted a...
    • Organ Removal
      293. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the growing market for organ harvesting, particularly in China; if action at EU level has been taken to...
    • Overseas Development Aid
      294. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties faced by children with disabilities in the developing world; if Irish Aid is in a...
    • Overseas Development Aid Provision
      295. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to requests from a group (details supplied), if approval will be given to increase the amount of funding the Government provides in...
    • Human Rights
      296. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will request the Saudi and Qatari authorities to withdraw the requirement for exit visas in order to facilitate the return of trapped...
    • Arms Trade
      297. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will condemn the growing arms trade which in 2015 exceeded $1.68 trillion; his views on whether this trade has a detrimental effect,...
    • Public Services Card
      298. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 482 of 11 September 2017, the level of security that is not in the issuing of passports but that is in...
    • Brexit Negotiations
      299. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the Brexit negotiations. [39657/17]
    • Northern Ireland
      300. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the reinstatement of the civic forum is part of the discussions for the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly. [39903/17]
  • Department of Justice and Equality
    • Garda Commissioner Retirement
      301. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he or his officials were informed regarding the Garda Commissioner's intention to apply for the head of Europol vacancy....
    • Immigrant Investor Programme Eligibility
      302. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if Irish family owned businesses can involve an immigrant investor in the company; and the requirements for such a development....
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      303. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of daily checks that are carried out on drivers using bus lanes illegally. [39475/17]
    • UN Conventions Ratification
      305. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the State will ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      306. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 384 and 400 of 13 July 2017, if he will contact An Garda Síochána and request...
    • Garda Station Closures
      307. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when a decision will be made on the reopening of Rush Garda station with regard to the pilot scheme to reopen six Garda...
    • Garda Operations
      308. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the measures he plans to take following the Europol report that shows Ireland as third highest in the European Union for...
    • Closed-Circuit Television Systems
      309. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the person or body that owns CCTV hardware at a location (details supplied); the person or body that is responsible for the...
    • Departmental Reports
      310. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when he received the Murray report; and when he plans to publish it. [39134/17]
    • Garda Vetting
      311. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to revise the current Garda vetting process for substitute teaching positions requiring that candidates undergo Garda...
    • Visa Applications
      312. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) can have their GNIB number registered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39166/17]
    • Garda Operations
      313. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the sums allocated to cover the costs of the Commission on the Future of Policing; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Family Reunification Applications
      315. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for family reunification in the case of a person (details...
    • Prison Education Service
      316. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners actively following a course with a university (details supplied) at present in each institution; and if...
    • Prison Service
      317. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the date on which a planned review of the Irish Prison Service's national incentivised regimes policy will be completed; the...
    • Citizenship Applications
      318. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if there is a public register of post-nuptial citizenship certificates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39293/17]
    • Naturalisation Certificates
      321. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the legislative basis for certificates (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39297/17]
    • Asylum Seeker Accommodation
      322. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the arrangements that have been made in relation to the provision of alternative accommodation for the residents of a centre...
    • Child Custody and Access
      323. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39489/17]
    • Deportation Orders Re-examination
      326. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will review on humanitarian grounds the decision to deport in the case of a person (details supplied) who is wheelchair...
    • Garda Training
      327. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí that have taken either the level 4 or level 5 Garda driving course in 2015, 2016 and to date in 2017;...
    • Garda Transport Provision
      328. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to provide funding for the purchase of extra unmarked Garda cars and extra marked Garda vans for the Garda Traffic...
    • Prison Service Staff
      329. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the application procedure for a prison officer post; the reason a person working in the prison service in the UK who has the...
    • Insolvency Service of Ireland
      330. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will respond to a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied) which could have a significant effect on the...
    • Criminal Prosecutions Data
      331. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons that have been prosecuted before the courts in 2017 under sections 3 and 15, respectively, of the Misuse...
    • Crime Prevention
      333. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the way in which An Garda Síochána is tackling boy racing or young drivers, in particular young male drivers who race...
    • Substance Misuse
      334. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the growth of drug abuse in Cork city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39612/17]
    • Garda Data
      335. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí and the ranks of each in Cork city; the number of vacancies; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Deportation Orders Re-examination
      336. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an appeal in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Garda Vetting Applications
      337. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the reason Garda vetting for a person (details supplied) has taken over one year; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Property Services Regulatory Authority Remit
      338. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will consider including owners' management companies under the regulation of the PSRA; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Property Services Regulation
      339. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if an owners' management company for a multi-unit development and the management agent are allowed to have the same directors...
    • Courts Service Data
      341. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons that have been charged before the Special Criminal Court in 2017; and the number of persons charged...
    • Criminal Prosecutions Data
      344. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the conviction rate for contested cases in the Special Criminal Court; and if he will provide comparative figures on the...
    • Courts Service Data
      345. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the average length of time for a case to be heard before the Special Criminal Court from the point at which a person is...
    • Crime Data
      346. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of arrests, prosecutions and convictions for careless driving and or anti-social driving by each district in 2015,...
    • Leave to Remain
      350. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will review the position of persons (details supplied) with particular reference to regularisation of their position in...
    • Immigration Status
      351. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the current and or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Subsidiary Protection Applications
      352. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for international protection under section 22 of the International...
    • Prison Service Staff
      353. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) will be paid in full the wages due to them; the support and advice which was provided to the...
  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
    • Official Engagements
      354. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of events she attended in an official capacity for heritage week. [39138/17]
    • National Parks
      355. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the staffing levels of both full-time and part-time staff employed to maintain the castle gardens at Glenveagh National Park,...
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service
      358. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when a person (details supplied) in County Clare whose lands adjoin a National Parks and Wildlife Service site will have their...
    • Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge
      359. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht ós rud é go bhfuil an spriocdháta a gealladh i gceist pharlaiminte roimhe seo (Ceist 23977/17) sáraithe,...
    • Oideachas Gaeltachta
      360. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht cad atá ar intinn ag a Roinn a dhéanamh, mar chomhlacht ar a bhfuil freagracht faoi leith mar atá leagtha síos...
    • Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme Applications
      361. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when a person (details supplied) who has provided all the requested documents to her Department will receive payment for the NPWS...
    • Foras na Gaeilge
      362. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if all staff members of Foras na Gaeilge take the 10% cut as did other public servants; and if they were treated in the same...
    • Hare Coursing Regulation
      363. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she is considering changes to the conditions or criteria for the application and granting of licences for the purpose of hare...
    • Export Controls
      364. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of export licences for cultural objects that have been granted over the past five years; and the items involved in each...
    • National Monuments
      365. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has received correspondence from a group (details supplied); the assistance which can be afforded to this group; and if she...
    • Wildlife Conservation
      366. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the National Parks and Wildlife Service is using Larsen traps as part of its curlew conservation programme; and if it is using...
    • National Landscape Strategy
      367. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the national landscape strategy for Ireland with regard to the hiring of landscape architects by local authorities;...
    • Scéim na mBóithre Pobail
      368. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht an bhfuil iarratas faighte ag a Roinn ó Chomhairle Contae na Gaillimhe maidir le hairgead a chur ar fáil...
  • Department of Health
    • Constitutional Amendments
      369. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for recent comments on the forthcoming referendum on the eighth amendment being held in June 2018. [39100/17]
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      370. To ask the Minister for Health the reason Ocuvite Lutein is no longer available under the general medical services scheme; if he will reinstate Octuvite Lutein on the medical card; and if he...
    • Health Services Staff Remuneration
      371. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a person working for a section 39 organisation, such as an organisation (details supplied), is not entitled to...
    • Primary Care Centres
      372. To ask the Minister for Health his views on allowing primary care resource centres to become ambulatory care hubs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39055/17]
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      373. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to keep older and newly qualified general practitioners here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39056/17]
    • General Medical Services Scheme
      374. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for a new GMS contract that will represent a new opportunity and reimagine the way in which general practice and primary care is delivered here; and...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      375. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite the provision of essential equipment for a person (details supplied). [39061/17]
    • Dental Services Provision
      376. To ask the Minister for Health the status of HSE dental services in Ballymahon, County Longford; and if he plans to intervene in order to protect this service. [39087/17]
    • Home Care Packages Provision
      377. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite extra home care hours for a person (details supplied) in order that they can be discharged from Cherry Orchard Hospital. [39088/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      378. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite a wheelchair for a person (details supplied). [39089/17]
    • Organ Donation
      379. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to introduce a soft opt-out model of organ donation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39113/17]
    • Assisted Human Reproduction
      380. To ask the Minister for Health if he will give consideration to funding an IVF scheme for couples who both carry the cystic fibrosis gene which would remove the CF gene before conception...
    • HSE Staff Data
      381. To ask the Minister for Health the number of senior executive positions that have been filled annually by the HSE since 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39123/17]
    • Voluntary Sector Remuneration
      382. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of agencies funded under section 39 of the Health Act 2004 concerning pay restoration; if his attention has...
    • Health Services Data
      383. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons who availed of services at a HSE day care facility (details supplied) over the past 12 months; the locations of the surrounding district...
    • Health Services Provision
      384. To ask the Minister for Health the reason none of the services has been relocated to the new and under-occupied HSE primary care centre building on the Navan Road in Kells, County Meath,...
    • Dental Services Staff
      385. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to recruit dental hygienists in CHO1 to address significant waiting times and staff shortages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39151/17]
    • Dental Services Provision
      386. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has not received a primary school dental appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39154/17]
    • General Medical Services Scheme
      387. To ask the Minister for Health if a medical condition (details supplied) is covered under the GMS scheme. [39157/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      388. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect an appointment for an MRI scan in the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, County Offaly. [39165/17]
    • Dental Services Data
      389. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children and adolescents waiting for an appointment for urgent orthodontic treatment in CHO1; the efforts being taken to reduce the waiting...
    • Dental Services
      392. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to develop and implement a new oral health strategy as recommended by an organisation (details supplied); his views on whether a new national dental...
    • Ambulance Service
      393. To ask the Minister for Health when discussions on the provision of first responder schemes between the National Ambulance Service and the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency...
    • Disability Support Services Provision
      394. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be transferred to the rehabilitation centre in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Disabilities Assessments
      395. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be given an appointment for an assessment of need; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39179/17]
    • Nursing Home Fees
      396. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on his Department's regulations with regard to the cost of so-called extras being levied on residents of nursing homes and their families....
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      397. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) can be given a date to have open heart surgery performed in St James's Hospital. [39186/17]
    • Alcohol Consumption Data
      399. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a breakdown of alcohol consumption statistics to differentiate between the total alcohol consumption per capita greater than 15 years of age...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      400. To ask the Minister for Health the status of funding for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39233/17]
    • Patient Transport Expenditure
      401. To ask the Minister for Health if he will investigate the transport charges which have been incurred by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39236/17]
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      402. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a knee operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39268/17]
    • Dental Services Provision
      403. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); the way this person was missed on the primary school dental scheme; if they can now be urgently...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      404. To ask the Minister for Health if an assessment appointment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork can be expedited. [39284/17]
    • Dental Services Provision
      405. To ask the Minister for Health if dental services will continue to be delivered at a centre (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39287/17]
    • Nursing Home Accommodation Provision
      406. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department will facilitate a transfer of a person (details supplied) to a nursing home closer to their family in County Dublin; and if he will make a...
    • Vaccination Programme
      407. To ask the Minister for Health the amount the relaunched HPV awareness campaign is costing; if a public relations company has been contracted to boost this campaign; and if he will make a...
    • Counselling Services Provision
      408. To ask the Minister for Health if he will reconsider removing funding from a group (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39313/17]
    • Public Relations Contracts Expenditure
      409. To ask the Minister for Health if a public relations company is involved in the new HPV awareness campaign; if so, the cost of this contract; the duration of the contract; if there was a...
    • Patient Transport Provision
      410. To ask the Minister for Health if funding can be provided for a person (details supplied) with special needs for a taxi to transport them to and from a training centre. [39321/17]
    • Treatment Abroad Scheme
      411. To ask the Minister for Health if he will approve treatment abroad for a person (details supplied); and if the original approach to the HSE will be approved. [39326/17]
    • Care Services Provision
      412. To ask the Minister for Health if he will put in place a follow-up care plan for a person (details supplied); and if the HSE will be instructed to engage immediately with this person and...
    • Vaccination Programme
      413. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the recent comments of a person (details supplied) in which they referred to some of the HPV vaccine campaigns as acts of emotional terrorism; and...
    • National Dementia Strategy Implementation
      414. To ask the Minister for Health the plans, additional funding and resources that are being put in place nationally by his Department and the HSE to better care for the estimated 3,500 persons...
    • Vaccination Programme
      415. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the HSE has not circulated the package information leaflet in the HPV vaccine information packs in order that parents may make an informed consent...
    • Hospital Accommodation Provision
      416. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there is a shortage of ICU beds in Crumlin hospital particularly in view of the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      417. To ask the Minister for Health if he will expedite a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39344/17]
    • Health Services Staff Remuneration
      418. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied) who was not paid their salary at the end of August 2017 as scheduled; and if he will...
    • Home Help Service Provision
      419. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the position of a person (details supplied) on a waiting list for additional home support and respite; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Disability Services Provision
      420. To ask the Minister for Health if steps can be taken to appoint a social worker to liaise with the parents of a person (details supplied) to ensure their needs are met; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Offices
      421. To ask the Minister for Health when his Department will move to its new headquarters (details supplied). [39364/17]
    • Disease Management
      423. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the testing of Lyme's disease; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39369/17]
    • Medical Card Applications Data
      424. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1199 of 11 September 2017, the number of new medical card applications awaiting processing by CHO area or county; and the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      425. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39377/17]
    • Health Services Provision
      426. To ask the Minister for Health if he will arrange for the public health nurse to call to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [39397/17]
    • Hospital Services
      427. To ask the Minister for Health when funding will be provided to fund the 96 extra bed unit at university hospital Limerick; and the steps he is taking to alleviate the high level of...
    • Health Services Provision
      428. To ask the Minister for Health the number of pain management clinics in the Border, midlands and western regions by county and specific location; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Hospital Services
      431. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the planning process for the delivery of the stroke unit in Bantry hospital; the stage it is at; if the value as reported of €4 million is...
    • Maternity Services Provision
      432. To ask the Minister for Health the waiting list for gynaecological procedures both day and inpatient cases since April 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39417/17]
    • Home Care Packages
      433. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to give families the choice and supports needed on a statutory basis to allow them keep older relatives at home instead of the fair deal scheme; and...
    • Hospital Services
      434. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to increase capacity in acute hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39419/17]
    • Mental Health Services Staff
      435. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the filling of vacancies in mental health services; the steps that have been taken in 2017 to address this matter in the north and south...
    • Hospital Procedures
      436. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the reported 54% reduction in the number of elective surgeries in the past four years and in particular the cancellation of 41,000 elective...
    • Ministerial Meetings
      437. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to meet the head of a programme (details supplied) in the UK when they visit Dublin in October 2017 to deliver an address on e-cigarettes; and if he...
    • Electronic Cigarettes
      438. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to introduce legislation to on the use of e-cigarettes inside public venues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39423/17]
    • Tobacco Control Measures
      439. To ask the Minister for Health the latest statistics on the number of persons smoking; if he is satisfied with the reduction; the extra effort that will be made to make the State smoke free;...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      440. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) will be given a date for orthognathic surgery to be carried out at the national dental hospital. [39436/17]
    • Health Services
      441. To ask the Minister for Health the actions being taken to improve juvenile arthritis treatment in Cork University Hospital; when a replacement consultant will be put in place; if...
    • Orthodontic Services Provision
      444. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and when the person can expect an appointment for orthodontic treatment from the Health Service...
    • Hospital Appointments Administration
      445. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can expect an appointment for surgery. [39473/17]
    • Injecting Facilities
      446. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to open an injecting room at a location (details supplied) in Dublin 8; the timeframe to open the facility; the number of persons it is expected to...
    • Patient Data
      447. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on trollies in Wexford General Hospital in 2015, 2016 and to date in 2017, by month, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Hospital Staff Data
      448. To ask the Minister for Health the number of staff employed at Wexford General Hospital in each of the years from 2008 to 2016 and to date in 2017, by profession, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      453. To ask the Minister for Health the mental health services available in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39485/17]
    • Primary Care Centres Data
      454. To ask the Minister for Health the number of primary care centres in operation here, by county and by year they were established, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Home Help Service Data
      456. To ask the Minister for Health the number of home help hours provided in County Wexford in each of the years 2008 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a...
    • Health Services
      457. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter with regard to a community hospital (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39493/17]
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      458. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be seen for assessment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39494/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      459. To ask the Minister for Health when a medical card renewal will be complete for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39499/17]
    • Drug Treatment Programmes
      460. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons receiving opioid maintenance treatment; the number of years they have been receiving an opioid substitute, in tabular form; and if he...
    • Drug Rehabilitation Clinics
      461. To ask the Minister for Health the number of drug and alcohol detox beds; the location of each; if they are public or private beds; the number that are for alcohol detox, drug detox or drug...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      462. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will have a procedure carried out in Beaumont Hospital. [39505/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      463. To ask the Minister for Health when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); if all outstanding information in respect of their application has now been...
    • Dental Services Expenditure
      464. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated amount it would cost in 2018 to recruit an additional 100 dentists for the public health service; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Ambulance Service Provision
      465. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated amount it would cost to purchase 25 extra fully kitted out ambulances for the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39517/17]
    • HSE National Service Plan
      466. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE service plan 2015 directive regarding rates of pay for sleepovers in the intellectual disability and children and family sector applies to all...
    • Mental Health Services Data
      467. To ask the Minister for Health the date on which the new 50 bed mental health unit at Galway University Hospital will open; the plans in place to facilitate this transfer; the reason for the...
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      468. To ask the Minister for Health the status of proposals the Galway psychiatric unit has for the provision of outpatient clinics and-or services in Galway city and county; the status of the...
    • Health Services
      469. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a HSE query; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39523/17]
    • Mental Health Services Funding
      470. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide €40 million additional funding in Budget 2018 to provide for dementia care co-ordinators in each local health office; and if he will...
    • Dental Services
      471. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment can be scheduled to have braces fitted for a person (details supplied). [39547/17]
    • Medical Card Applications
      472. To ask the Minister for Health the progress to date in the determination of an application for a medical card in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      473. To ask the Minister for Health the timeframe for the freestyle libre system to be made available under the LTI scheme for persons with diabetes; if availability will not be restricted only...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      476. To ask the Minister for Health if a procedure can be expedited for a person (details supplied). [39565/17]
    • Mental Health Guidelines
      477. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide advice in a case (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39568/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Applications
      478. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application for a reclining chair by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39569/17]
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      479. To ask the Minister for Health the timeframe for the freestyle libre system to be made available under the LTI scheme for persons with diabetes; if availability will not be restricted only...
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      480. To ask the Minister for Health if he has given consideration to adding a dietician to the services potentially provided following an assessment of need report being produced for a person;...
    • Hospital Complaints Procedures
      481. To ask the Minister for Health if he will examine complaints made regarding the care of a person (details supplied) in relation to St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8; and if he will make a...
    • Disability Services Funding
      482. To ask the Minister for Health the position in relation to the provision of funding for a Prader-Willi syndrome pilot project; if he has been liaising with an association (details supplied)...
    • Health Care Infrastructure Provision
      483. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the appraisal stage for Saint Patricks hospital, Cashel which is included in the capital programme announced in 2016; the details of each of the...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      484. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a case (details supplied); and when the person concerned can expect an appointment. [39581/17]
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      485. To ask the Minister for Health if he will assist in having a replacement item procured for a person (details supplied) in County Cork in view of the difficulties this person has with their...
    • Dental Services
      486. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the dental clinic in Castlepollard is being closed and withdrawn to Mullingar (details supplied). [39588/17]
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      487. To ask the Minister for Health when the freestyle libre system will be made available under the long-term illness scheme for persons with diabetes; if availability will not be restricted...
    • Motorised Transport Grant
      488. To ask the Minister for Health the progress made to introduce a scheme to replace the motorised transport grant scheme; when such a replacement scheme will likely be operational and open to...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      489. To ask the Minister for Health if an appointment will be scheduled for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39598/17]
    • Hospitals Car Park Charges
      497. To ask the Minister for Health the number of car parking spaces available at University Hospital Waterford; the charge in place; the charge in each of the years 2008 to 2016; and if he will...
    • Disability Support Services
      498. To ask the Minister for Health the name of the body that inspects buildings to ascertain if their disability access is suitable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39614/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      499. To ask the Minister for Health the number of replacement motorised wheelchairs that are available in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to be used when an existing person's chair is being repaired...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      500. To ask the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied). [39633/17]
    • Nursing Home Services
      501. To ask the Minister for Health the details of all publicly run nursing homes in County Wicklow. [39638/17]
    • Medical Card Administration
      503. To ask the Minister for Health if he will waive the €80 fee which haemochromatosis patients who do not qualify for a medical card must pay each time they get a venesection; if his...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists
      504. To ask the Minister for Health if financial assistance can be given by the HSE to a person (details supplied) who was unable to wait on a lengthy waiting list due to the severity of the case...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      505. To ask the Minister for Health when the freestyle libre system will be made available under the long-term illness scheme for persons with diabetes; if availability will not be restricted...
    • Primary Care Centres Data
      507. To ask the Minister for Health the operational primary care centres and the year in which they opened, by county, in tabular form. [39706/17]
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme Data
      508. To ask the Minister for Health the amount of funding paid to private nursing homes under the fair deal scheme for 2015 and 2016; the names of the nursing homes; the location of each nursing...
    • Medical Aids and Appliances Provision
      509. To ask the Minister for Health if he will assist in the urgent provision of a necessary item of equipment for a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [39716/17]
    • General Practitioner Services Provision
      510. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that there is a doctor operating in Ballivor, County Meath, five days a week (details supplied). [39724/17]
    • Home Help Service Eligibility
      511. To ask the Minister for Health if a further assessment can be carried out to increase home help hours in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [39734/17]
    • Services for People with Disabilities
      512. To ask the Minister for Health the action he has taken to assist a person (details supplied) who urgently requires a residential placement; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Mental Health Services Provision
      513. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the provision of mental health supports for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 16; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39760/17]
    • HSE Staff Data
      514. To ask the Minister for Health the status of unfilled temporary vacant employee positions within a HSE facility (details supplied). [39764/17]
    • Hospital Charges
      515. To ask the Minister for Health the full year cost in 2018 of abolishing all hospital charges, both overnight and accident and emergency. [39785/17]
    • Health Services Data
      516. To ask the Minister for Health the full year cost in 2018 of providing free general practitioner care to all. [39786/17]
    • Health Services Funding
      517. To ask the Minister for Health the full year cost in 2018 of keeping health funding at its current level when taking into account wages, salaries, costs and demographic changes. [39787/17]
    • Health Services Expenditure
      518. To ask the Minister for Health the current funding in the health budget for obesity and chronic disease prevention. [39788/17]
    • Home Care Packages Funding
      519. To ask the Minister for Health the funding in the health budget for home care packages. [39789/17]
    • Health Services Funding
      520. To ask the Minister for Health the funding in the health budget for respite care and personal assistant, PA, services. [39790/17]
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      521. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider funding the drug Vimizin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39794/17]
    • Health Services Staff
      522. To ask the Minister for Health the timeframe for an ophthalmologist who has resigned to be replaced in a health centre (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the fact that...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      523. To ask the Minister for Health the timeframe for the freestyle libre system to be made available under the long-term illness scheme for persons with diabetes; if the system will not be...
    • Medicinal Products Reimbursement
      524. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to fund the drug Vimizin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39804/17]
    • Medical Card Administration
      526. To ask the Minister for Health if a medical card is for life and is not subject to review or modification in cases where the card is issued under EU regulation 883-04; if he will ensure that...
    • Hospital Appointments Status
      527. To ask the Minister for Health when required surgery will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); the number of persons awaiting similar surgery; and if he will make a...
    • Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage
      528. To ask the Minister for Health if the freestyle libre system will be made available for persons with all types of diabetes under the long-term illness scheme; and if he will make a statement...
    • European Health Insurance Card
      529. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has estimated the cost of maintaining the European Health Insurance Card, EHIC, for Irish citizens resident in Northern Ireland, post Brexit;...
    • Hospital Staff Recruitment
      531. To ask the Minister for Health if specific funding or additional resources will be allocated to enable the appointment of personnel at a hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Community Care
      532. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to allocate additional resources for home support for the remainder of 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39857/17]
    • Health Products Regulatory Authority
      534. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the Health Products Regulatory Authority, HPRA, project focused on managing medicine shortages after Brexit. [39872/17]
    • Medical Card Drugs Availability
      535. To ask the Minister for Health the reasoning behind the decision to remove a pain relief medication (details supplied) from the medical card scheme; if he will reconsider this decision in...
    • Mental Health Services Funding
      536. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the €40 million towards community supports for persons with dementia which is being proposed by an organisation (details...
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    • GLAS Appeals
      537. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS appeal by a person (details supplied); when a decision will be expected on same; and if he will make a statement...
    • Antimicrobial Resistance
      538. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the actions being taken by his Department to encourage a reduction in the use of antimicrobials in animals; and if he will make a...
    • Rural Development Programme
      539. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will extend membership of the EU monitoring committee for the rural development programme to an organisation (details...
    • Agri-Environment Options Scheme Applications
      540. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a decision on an AEOS 3 contract in respect of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; if a ground inspection will be...
    • Grant Aid
      541. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will put in place a grant package for fencing materials further to the announcement that farmers are required to have lands...
    • Nitrates Action Programme Implementation
      542. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to have a grant system in place similar to targeted agricultural modernisation schemes, TAMS, for drinking facilities from...
    • Brexit Issues
      543. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to introduce long-term, low-cost loan measures to assist agribusinesses improve competitiveness due to the particular...
    • Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme Data
      546. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of mushroom farmers and businesses that have been approved to participate in the special agriloan scheme; and if he will...
    • GLAS Applications
      547. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 292 and 293 of 13 April 2017, the status of an application by a person (details supplied);...
    • Departmental Funding
      549. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated amount the payment increase per hectare would be per proposals (details supplied), in tabular form. [39455/17]
    • GLAS Payments
      551. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the remaining 15% of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Legislative Reviews
      553. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans following the end of the consultation process for the review of the Agriculture Appeals Act 2001; the way in which he will...
    • GLAS Payments
      554. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a GLAS payment (details supplied) will be issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39743/17]
    • Flood Relief Schemes
      555. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department's flood damage relief measures support scheme for flood-damaged farms in north east County Donegal includes damage...
    • Harness Racing Industry
      556. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans for the publication of a report (details supplied) into harness racing here in view of the fact that the report was due to...
    • Dairy Equipment Scheme Applications
      557. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application for a grant by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39841/17]
    • Aquaculture Licence Applications
      558. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an application for an aquaculture licence by a person (details supplied) will be approved; the progress made with the...
    • Departmental Agencies Staff Data
      559. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the names of all persons who have served as chairperson and as ordinary members of the Aquaculture Licence Appeals Board since 2012;...
    • Brexit Issues
      560. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will report on the informal Council held in Estonia in the context of Brexit. [39873/17]
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
    • Cyber Security Policy
      561. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the role his Department has in ensuring that there is a plan to address the risks on the findings in the national...
    • Community Banking
      562. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will examine the possibilities of An Post providing extended community banking facilities including cash...
    • Inland Fisheries Stocks
      563. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the extent to which his Department has reliable evidence relating to the extent to which salmon stocks have fluctuated...
    • Inland Waterways Maintenance
      564. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will expedite permanent work to be carried out on a specific project (details supplied) in County Cork. [39601/17]
    • Mobile Telephony Services
      565. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the definition of 5G; if there will be nationwide 5G coverage; and if he will provide a timeframe and cost for such...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      566. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the plans put in place by a company (details supplied) for the house and business connections following the completed...
    • National Broadband Plan Implementation
      567. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of broadband enabling for an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39235/17]
    • Broadband Service Provision
      568. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the considerations which were given to rolling out an all-island broadband network; the detail of meetings between...
    • Energy Schemes
      569. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to review the application process for the SEAI better energy warmer homes grant to include those that are on...
    • Broadband Service Speeds
      570. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when a location (details supplied) can expect to receive a broadband upgrade in view of the fact the current levels of...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      571. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the timeframe for a location (details supplied) to have high speed broadband; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Public Procurement Regulations
      572. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if semi-State bodies and agencies under his Department's remit, including RTE, are required to engage in a public...
    • Energy Schemes
      573. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the complaint resolution mechanisms that are in place when an Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, SEAI, registered...
    • Broadband Service Provision
      576. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when a person (details supplied) will receive access to broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39501/17]
  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      581. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will re-establish the local road improvement scheme which was discontinued in view of the fact it is vital for the upkeep of...
    • Superannuation Schemes
      582. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to concerns raised regarding the funding proposal submitted to the pensions authority regarding the...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      585. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a capital sports grant application (details supplied); when an announcement of funds allocated is expected under the sports...
    • Bus Services
      586. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 1830 of 20 June 2017, if there have been improvements to the bus service 458 between Blacklion and...
    • Road Projects
      587. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has received correspondence from the relevant local authority regarding the funding of a planned pedestrian foot bridge adjacent to...
    • Noise Pollution
      588. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the body he plans to appoint as the appeals body to make judgments in circumstances in which an appeal is taken against a decision of the...
    • Road Projects Status
      589. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeframe for the M7 widening to three lanes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39117/17]
    • Road Projects
      593. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied with the legal basis which allows TII and local authorities to freeze development on lands that have been identified...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      594. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a capital sports grant application by a club (details supplied); when an announcement of funds allocated is expected under...
    • Road Projects
      595. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided for the N4 in the budget in view of the fact that a new road is required; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Rail Services
      598. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will open the Claremorris to Galway train line; if funding will be in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39215/17]
    • Road Network
      599. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will restore the roads budget for county councils back to 2008 levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39216/17]
    • Rail Services Provision
      601. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of new carriages Iarnród Éireann is buying for its fleet; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39218/17]
    • Rail Services
      603. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are more carriages being added to the Dublin to Westport train in view of the fact that it is frequently overcrowded; and if he...
    • Sports Capital Programme Administration
      605. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the sports capital grants will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39222/17]
    • Budget 2018
      606. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department will increase the funding for the local transport sector in budget 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Haulage Industry Regulation
      607. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department will include in the budget that foreign lorries pay a tariff on the roads similar to the tariff hauliers pay in other...
    • Road Traffic Offences
      609. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has considered the confiscation of vehicles with## learner plates; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Road Projects
      610. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason he will not liaise with the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to resolve the problem with the N59; and if he...
    • Light Rail Projects Provision
      611. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he envisages bringing a Luas type transport system to Galway city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39228/17]
    • Stadium Projects
      612. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will contribute to a multi-purpose sports stadium for the west of Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39229/17]
    • Sports Funding
      613. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is ensuring that there is far more transparency in place before Government funding is given to the sporting organisations involved;...
    • Regional Airports
      614. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if additional funding can be secured for Knock airport in view of the fact that it is the most important transport hub in the west; and...
    • Cycling Facilities Provision
      615. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures he proposes to improve safety for cyclists in Dublin city; his plans to ensure better segregation between cyclist and other...
    • Taxi Regulations
      620. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding taxi national car tests, NCTs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39283/17]
    • Public Transport Fares
      621. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to include a teen rate for Irish Rail users; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39298/17]
    • Sports Capital Programme
      624. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a sports capital programme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39303/17]
    • Driver Licensing Exchange Agreements
      625. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to allow for a holder of a US driving licence to automatically avail of an Irish licence (details supplied); if there are...
    • Driver Test Waiting Lists
      626. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the long waiting times being experienced for practical driving tests in County Mayo; the reason for...
    • National Transport Authority
      627. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 256 of 4 May 2017, if he can ascertain from the National Transport Authority, if a company (details...
    • Railway Stations Upgrade
      628. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason only €4.8 million of the previously announced €16.8 million in funding for the redevelopment of Colbert station...
    • Pension Provisions
      630. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on pension schemes within the CIÉ group of companies; if senior management in those companies are also members of...
    • Road Traffic Offences Data
      631. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of parked vehicles that are towed out of bus lanes daily. [39477/17]
    • Road Traffic Offences
      632. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for further disincentives to stop drivers using bus lanes illegally; and the details of same. [39478/17]
    • Sports Capital Programme Administration
      633. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when sports clubs will be informed whether they have been successful in the sports capital programme 2017; and if he will make a...
    • Road Improvement Schemes
      634. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeframe and commencement by stage of the upgrade of the interchange at the Jack Lynch tunnel, Cork. [39540/17]
    • Cycling Facilities Provision
      635. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider extending the Dublin bikes scheme to St Vincent's Hospital, Donnybrook and UCD; and if he will make a statement on...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      636. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a sports capital grant application by a club (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39571/17]
    • Waste Disposal
      637. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the legal position under the Roads Acts regarding wheelie bins being deposited by waste collection companies on metered parking spaces in...
    • Noise Pollution
      638. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to ongoing complaints from residents of Clontarf, Dublin 3, about night time aircraft noise when the...
    • Public Transport Subsidies
      639. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated cost in terms of additional Government subvention to all modes of public transport, including buses, rail and trams, to...
    • Sports Funding
      640. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to establish a flood damage relief fund for sports clubs affected by the recent floods in north-east County Donegal as has been...
    • Sports Capital Programme Applications
      643. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 763 of 28 February 2017 and the application made by a sports club (details supplied), the timeframe...
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
    • Child Care Services Funding
      644. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if approval will be given for additional funding to expand on the public provision of suitable publicly provided and subsidised child care;...
    • Community Childcare Subvention Programme
      645. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount of funding that has been allocated by her Department to the childcare subvention scheme in 2016. [39126/17]
    • Affordable Childcare Scheme Expenditure
      646. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount of funding that has been allocated to each band of the new affordable child care scheme for 2017; and the number of children...
    • Consultancy Contracts Expenditure
      647. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount her Department has spent on external consultancy contracts to date in 2017. [39142/17]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      648. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount her Department has spent on photography to date in 2017. [39143/17]
    • Public Relations Contracts Expenditure
      649. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount her Department has spent on public relations to date in 2017. [39144/17]
    • Early Childhood Care and Education Funding
      650. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will review a case (details supplied) and address the person's concerns; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39181/17]
    • Cúram agus Oideachas na Luath-Óige
      651. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs an bhfuil aon cheanglas ar sheirbhísí oideachais luathbhlianta atá ag glacadh páirt sa scéim um chúram agus...
    • Oideachas Gaeltachta
      652. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs ós rud é go bhfuil 46% de réamhscoileanna ag feidhmiú trí Ghaeilge agus go bhfuil breis is 80% de bhunscoileanna...
    • Cúram agus Oideachas na Luath-Óige
      653. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs cén toradh a bhí ar an scéim phíolótach ar cuireadh tús léi i bhFómhar na bliana 2015 agus ina...
    • Affordable Childcare Scheme
      654. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the way in which women caring for children at home can receive a certificate to allow parents of the children to avail of the affordable...
    • Child Care Services
      655. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide an update on her engagement with a group (details supplied) in regard to a care facility in County Cork; her plans to...
    • Community Childcare Subvention Programme
      656. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of households that are currently part of band A, band AJ and band B of the community child care subvention scheme. [39457/17]
    • Charitable and Voluntary Organisations
      658. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if an organisation (details supplied) is a registered charity; and if she is satisfied that this organisation is fit for purpose. [39522/17]
    • HSE Investigations
      659. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide a report on a recent incident (details supplied). [39559/17]
    • Child and Family Agency
      660. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the funding provided by her Department to an organisation (details supplied), by county, in each of the past three years and to date in...
    • Child Care Services
      663. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the agreed location selection criteria for a specific unit (details supplied). [39563/17]
    • Child Care Services Provision
      666. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if progress has been made in efforts to reopen a child care facility (details supplied) in County Longford; and if she will make a...
    • Child and Family Agency Funding
      667. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will review the funding provided through Tusla for family resource centres (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on...
    • Family Resource Centres
      668. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of visits made to family resource centres since 2007, by year. [39818/17]
  • Department of Rural and Community Development
    • Charities Regulation
      670. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if his attention has been drawn to the impending sale of a building (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Library Services Funding
      672. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if a new funding mechanism for the upgrading of libraries will be made available by his Department in order that libraries such as...
    • Town and Village Renewal Scheme
      673. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to roll out the scheme to renovate properties and old buildings in small towns and villages from its present pilot status to...
    • CLÁR Programme
      674. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development when groups should expect to hear from the Department regarding the second-round decisions on CLÁR funding and on whether they...
    • Post Office Network
      676. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if his attention has been drawn to a matter (details supplied) that could impact on the survival of rural post offices; his plans to...
    • Rural Development Programme Funding
      677. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of the €28 million paid to local authorities under the regional and rural sub-heads in 2016 that was allocated for...
    • Roads Maintenance Funding
      678. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if his Department has received an application for funding to upgrade a road (details supplied); the scheme under which this...
  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
    • Social Welfare Rates
      679. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to increase welfare payment rates by a higher percentage than the projected price increases in 2018; and if she...
    • Employment Rights
      680. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if it is legal for an employer and employee to agree that the employee will take payment in lieu of part of their holidays;...
    • Disability Allowance Payments
      681. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department is responsible for ensuring that disability allowance is paid to the person for whom it is intended...
    • Household Benefits Scheme
      682. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the method used to calculate the annual payment of over €50 million to RTE for the free television licence; if it...
    • Money Advice and Budgeting Service
      683. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the actions she has taken on foot on the motion opposing the restructuring of MABS and CIS being passed by Dáil...
    • Mortgage Interest Supplement Scheme Applications
      687. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a mortgage interest supplement payment will be made to a person (details supplied); if their file has been retrieved from...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Status
      688. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a social welfare appeal by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39167/17]
    • Household Benefits Scheme
      690. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the cost of the free TV licence scheme over the past ten years; and the number of persons who were covered by the scheme for...
    • Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme Eligibility
      691. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to amend the criteria for the back to school clothing and footwear allowance in order to allow low-income families...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Status
      692. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made regarding an appeal which has been submitted on behalf of a person (details supplied); the...
    • Departmental Staff
      693. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason staff at the pensions office in County Sligo are not using the car park facilities provided on site (details...
    • Carer's Allowance Applications
      694. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the grounds upon which an application for carer's allowance was unsuccessful in view of the information submitted in the case...
    • Employment Support Services
      695. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the highest level of training on the NFQ that a person can participate in while partaking in a CE scheme as part of their CE...
    • Back to Education Allowance Eligibility
      696. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to recent changes to the back to education allowance (details supplied), if her attention has been drawn to the...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      697. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an application will be processed for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39370/17]
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      699. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an application will be processed for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39405/17]
    • Public Services Card Availability
      700. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the way in which an Irish citizen in receipt of a State pension but living abroad can apply for a public services card if...
    • Invalidity Pension Applications
      701. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39437/17]
    • Disability Allowance
      702. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding applying for disability allowance while on jobseeker's allowance;...
    • Public Services Card
      703. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the legal framework under which is it deemed mandatory for a person to respond to invitations being sent by her Department to...
    • Invalidity Pension Appeals
      704. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied) for invalidity pension; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Carer's Allowance Eligibility
      705. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) qualifies for carer's or part carer's allowance in respect of their child; and if she will...
    • Disability Allowance Eligibility
      706. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if provision can be made for persons (details supplied) to receive separate disability assistance payments or invalidity...
    • Social Welfare Overpayments
      707. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in respect of the determination of an appeal following an oral hearing in the case of a person (details...
    • State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility
      708. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 389 of 15 November 2016, the timeframe for proposals to be made available; if...
    • Family Income Supplement Applications
      709. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for FIS can be reviewed in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Household Benefits Scheme
      710. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to replace or reinstate the telephone allowance for the elderly persons; and if she will make a statement on the...
    • Data Sharing Arrangements
      711. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps that have been taken in sharing the personal data of those claiming social protection payments with driver licence...
    • Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme
      712. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will provide details of the background to the handling of an application for back to work enterprise allowance by a...
    • Programme for Government Implementation
      713. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the commitments in the programme for Government in relation to improving the lives of persons with...
    • Widow's Pension Eligibility
      714. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the eligibility for widower's pension in the case of a person (details supplied); if her Department will accept a certified...
    • Social Welfare Offices
      715. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will provide computer facilities for persons to search for jobs in the Dún Laoghaire social welfare office in...
    • School Meals Programme
      716. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the funding allocated to schools (details supplied); the funding that was used; the area in which unused funds will be spent;...
    • Invalidity Pension Eligibility
      717. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the eligibility for an invalidity pension in the case of a person (details supplied) who is currently in receipt of a...
    • Invalidity Pension Payments
      718. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the appropriate payment to be in receipt of in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on...
    • Pensions Reform
      719. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to improve the scrutiny of pension trustees in particular regarding situations in which they close a scheme to...
    • Gender Equality
      720. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps she will take to address the structural inequality caused by precarious work practices here which is adversely...
    • Legislative Measures
      721. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding the drafting of legislation to exclude compensation awards arising from a tragedy (details supplied)...
    • Illness Benefit Appeals
      722. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a file will be referred to the social welfare appeals office for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Data
      723. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the full cost in 2018 for abolishing the reduced jobseeker's allowance rates for persons under 26 years of age. [39792/17]
    • Child Benefit Data
      724. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the full cost in 2018 of increasing child benefit in respect of children over 12 years of age by €30. [39793/17]
    • Disability Allowance Applications
      725. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will review an application for disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a...
    • Pensions Reform
      726. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to reform the pension system which currently discriminates against persons, mainly women, that took time out of the...
    • State Pensions
      727. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to reinstate the State transition pension in order to prevent persons forced to retire at 65 years of age having to...
    • Carer's Allowance Appeals
      728. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) has been requested to reimburse her department; and if she will make a statement on...
    • Back to Education Allowance Eligibility
      729. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the situation regarding level 9 masters conversion courses (details supplied) in third level education; if a person can...
    • Employment Data
      730. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons currently in employment in the manufacturing and service sectors; the extent to which these figures...
    • Carer's Allowance Data
      731. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of recipients of carer's allowance; the extent to which this figure has fluctuated in the past six years; and if...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      732. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applicants for means tested social welfare payments in the past two years; the number granted, refused or...
    • Housing Assistance Payment
      733. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons whose rent support has been reduced in the past two years; the extent, if known, to which the persons...
    • Unemployment Levels
      737. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position with regard to youth and the long-term unemployed; the progress made in addressing these issues; and if she will...
    • Social Welfare Benefits Data
      738. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applications for disability allowance and invalidity pension made in each of the past four years; the number...
    • Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times
      739. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the action taken to reduce the delays in processing social welfare appeals; and if she will make a statement on the matter....
    • Unemployment Data
      740. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the extent to which the age profile of those on the live register has been recorded, categorised and listed for specific...
    • Social Welfare Eligibility
      741. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the extent to which the previously self employed and current unemployed are able to access the relevant welfare payments; and...
    • Social Welfare Schemes
      742. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps available to her to address issues of one-parent families that have experienced a reduction in their income from...
  • Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
    • Register of Electors
      745. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the persons entitled to vote in referendums and Presidential elections here; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Nitrates Usage
      747. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if conditions are in place for low nitrate rate, low risk farmers (details supplied); the details of those farmers exempt from...
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme
      749. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the reason for limiting the terms of the mortgage to rent scheme to only those persons that qualify for social housing; his...
    • Housing Policy
      750. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to address the lack of affordable and secure rental accommodation available to a significant share of the...
    • Housing Estates
      751. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider making funding available for the taking in charge of estates other than ghost estates in circumstances in...
    • Housing Assistance Payment Data
      753. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of checks carried out by his Department on HAP properties; the time between approval to join the scheme and the...
    • Housing Adaptation Grant Data
      754. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the allocation Tipperary County Council received for the housing adaptation grant for persons with a disability, home owner,...
    • Rental Accommodation Scheme Administration
      755. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the supports that are being provided to local authorities to find replacement housing for tenants under the rental...
    • Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund
      757. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of an application for funding for the upgrade and realignment of the Ardmore road to accelerate housing provision...
    • Property Tax Administration
      758. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the position that would arise if a local authority were not to notify his Department by the designated date of its decision in...
    • Housing Provision
      759. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the Central Mental Hospital site is one of the circa 800 publicly owned sites that are to be made available for the...
    • Departmental Staff Data
      760. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the details of persons currently on secondment from a local authority to his department; the length of the secondment in each...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      761. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of social houses built by local authorities in each of the years since 2000, in tabular form; the number of units...
    • Property Tax Administration
      762. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the data which was used in arriving at the baseline for LPT in 2014; when the 2014 baseline was amended in 2017; the way in...
    • Residential Tenancies Board Data
      763. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of cases undertaken by the RTB in each of the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the number of those cases resolved by...
    • Local Authority Funding
      764. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the specific allocation of funding for homelessness services by local authority; the amount self-funded by each local...
    • Residential Tenancies Board Data
      765. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of staff directly employed by the RTB; the way in which this compares to each of the years 2014 to 2016; the...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Data
      766. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of social homes that will be completed and ready to be occupied in the south Dublin county area by the end of 2017;...
    • Vacant Properties Data
      773. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of vacant properties offered by the Housing Agency to the local authorities for purchase, by local authority; the...
    • Local Authority Funding
      774. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that 8,657 Dublin City Council homes are awaiting insulation as part of the phase...
    • Rental Sector Strategy
      775. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will introduce an affordable housing model which will ensure Dublin City Council will be in a position to proceed with...
    • Housing Provision
      778. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of vacant houses offered to the Housing Agency and/or his Department to purchase; and the number of those houses...
    • Rental Accommodation Scheme Data
      779. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of RAS tenancies in each local authority area, in tabular form. [39410/17]
    • Social and Affordable Housing
      780. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the progress in the Rebuilding Ireland target of rolling or choice-based letting, CBL, in each local authority area; the local...
    • Planning Investigations
      781. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 613 of 27 June 2017, if he has received legal advice on the publication of the final...
    • Irish Water Administration
      782. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he has received a briefing document or proposal from Irish Water for a single public utility or single organisational...
    • Irish Water Expenditure
      783. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount which has been paid to a company (details supplied) for staff in each of the years 2014 to 2016. [39525/17]
    • Local Authority Staff Remuneration
      784. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount which has been paid to local authority staff in each of the years 2014 to 2016. [39526/17]
    • Irish Water Expenditure
      785. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the amount which has been paid to consultants since Irish Water was established; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Local Authority Expenditure
      788. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the operational expenditure and capital expenditure costs to councils in the past three years. [39530/17]
    • Irish Water Staff
      789. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of staff in the Irish Water Cork call centre; the number of staff in Irish Water and the local authorities both...
    • Local Authority Staff Recruitment
      790. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the length of time the position of Galway county manager has been vacant; the reason the position has not been filled; when it...
    • Local Authority Staff Data
      791. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the detail of current vacancies including grade and area in Galway county council; the length of time of each vacancy; the...
    • Pyrite Resolution Board Data
      792. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of appeals under the exceptional circumstances clause that have been granted by the Pyrite Remediation Board since...
    • Housing Assistance Payment
      793. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the maximum amount a person in receipt of HAP is allowed to contribute towards rent; if this is stated in the legislation; and...
    • Water Charges
      794. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if a person must pay their water bill in order to purchase a local authority house through the incremental purchase scheme, in...
    • Shared Ownership Scheme
      795. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of shared ownership loans and first-time buyer's loans in each local authority issued since these schemes came into...
    • Planning Issues
      796. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the way in which persons will be able to view documents, drawings, maps and submissions on planning applications for 100 units...
    • Approved Housing Bodies
      797. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the policy on private tenants in situ in apartments that have been bought by a voluntary housing body when those tenants are...
    • Water Services Infrastructure
      799. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the proposed figures for investment in repairing and upgrading the water infrastructure over the coming three years. [39783/17]
    • Water Services Expenditure
      800. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the estimated cost in 2018 to reduce leakages in water infrastructure from current levels to 25%. [39784/17]
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme Administration
      801. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the proposed changes to the mortgage to rent scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39796/17]
    • Commercial Rates Exemptions
      802. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the funding which will be given to local authorities in 2018 in lieu of the loss of commercial rates from Irish Water...
    • Fire Stations Provision
      803. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of a project (details supplied); when this project will proceed to the next stage; the timeframe for the project to...
    • Housing Estates
      804. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the level of funding provided to local authorities for taking in charge housing estates in 2016 and 2017; if funds are...
    • Unfinished Housing Developments
      805. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the level of funding provided to local authorities for unfinished housing estates in 2016 and 2017; if funds are expected to...
    • Local Authority Housing Funding
      806. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the funding allocated to date in 2017 to Cavan County Council for the housing capital programme; the additional funding that...
    • Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility
      808. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the review of income eligibility limits for social housing has commenced; the date for completion of the review; and if he...
    • Mortgage to Rent Scheme Administration
      809. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when an amended mortgage to rent scheme will become operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39912/17]
  • Department of Defence
    • Defence Forces Properties
      810. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the fact that dangerous chemicals such as ardrox 666 were disposed of for the Air Corps by a company that...
    • Defence Forces
      812. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the LÉ Samuel Beckett has embarked on a trip to London to attend an arms fair (details supplied); if so, the purpose of this trip; the...
    • Commemorative Medals
      816. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the date on which commemorative medals will be issued to the surviving veterans of the siege of Jadotville and family members of those since...
    • Defence Forces Properties
      817. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the State Claims Agency has been tasked with taking health and safety risk assessments at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel; the date on which...